I spend a lot of time thinking about this stuff, primarily because my musical interests are so wide that my material tends to fall in the cracks between genres. My primary project DI3 is not, per se,…Continue
Started this discussion. Last reply by Charley Dunlap Nov 8, 2011.
Whenever people talk about the beginnings of the Americana movement, there are two groups that I don't ever hear mentioned that I think deserve recognition. If we take "Americana" to mean music that has its roots in American myth and folklore (and of course folkloric music, including the blues), both the Dead and the Band qualify in every respect.
The Band started off as a rockabilly combo backing Ronnie Hawkins, and moved on to back Dylan before stepping out on their own with…Continue
Posted on November 1, 2011 at 10:00am — 30 Comments
DI3 started out at the Dave Isaacs Trio: me up front and a rhythm section behind me. Pretty typical power-trio setup, with the guitar hero up front and the bassist and drummer kicking things along. I led the band, booked the gigs, and took responsibility for pretty much everything that needs doing to keep a band moving. The three of us have grown to be great friends, and as the personal relationship grew the musical relationship deepened at the same time. A gradual metamorphosis was…Continue
Posted on October 26, 2011 at 12:00pm